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Along for the Ride

  • March 10, 2017
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The TTC has announced that it will be changing its Wheel-Trans eligibility. These changes will expand the scope of services offered to include persons with sensory, mental-health or cognitive disabilities.

ARCH argued that this very expansion should have occurred in 1999, and the failure to do so was discriminatory. You can read about that case here (link). » Read the rest

Genetic Non-Discrimination Act Passes in Parliament

  • March 10, 2017
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Bill S-201-the Genetic Non-Discrimination Act was passed by Parliament this week. This Act seeks to prevent persons from being compelled to undergo genetic testing and to protect the results of genetic testing from disclosure. You can read more about the Act here (link).

You can read more about genetic discrimination as a legal issue in our previous blog post here (link). » Read the rest

Report on Legal Capacity, Decision-Making and Guardianship

  • March 8, 2017
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The Law Commission of Ontario has announced today that it has released its Final Report on Legal Capacity, Decision-making and guardianship. You can view the announcement here (link).

The report examines Ontario’s current policies and laws pertaining to these topics as well as suggested revisions. You can view the full report here (link). » Read the rest

Bakerlaw is Hiring!

  • January 6, 2017
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Bakerlaw will be hiring a summer student for 2017!

We anticipate that the work will have a significant focus on Charter cases, along with other practice areas at bakerlaw.

Applications should include a cover letter outlining fit with Bakerlaw, including litigation/advocacy skills and experience, research and policy skills, knowledge of disability, equality rights and charter issues, as well as academic proficiency; a detailed resume, names and contact information for 2 legal/academic references, law school and undergraduate grades and a legal writing sample. » Read the rest

Project Value

  • July 26, 2016
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Project value focuses on countering the negative myths and stereotypes about living with a disability. The Project highlights the positive outcomes of supported living.

Project Value seeks to show the “other side of the disability story”. To see this “other side” simply visit: https://www.facebook.com/projectmyvalue each day for the next couple of weeks, to view, like and share the videos. » Read the rest

Fighting for the Right to Live in the Community

  • July 11, 2016
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Bakerlaw’s David Baker and Emily Shepard finished up the first week of hearing in Kingston. The case centres on the idea that persons with disabilities should have the right to live and receive care in the community if they chose to, rather than be forced to live in an institution. You can read more about the case and our client here (link). » Read the rest

“Community Care at Heart of Human Rights Case”

  • July 6, 2016
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“Community Care at Heart of Human Rights Case” was the headline on Whig Standard’s story written by Ronald Zajac yesterday. His article (link) describes bakerlaw’s current case against the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care. To learn more about the case, you can read our earlier blog post here (link), here (link), or here (link). » Read the rest

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